Five people were killed and more than 30 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
According to the Chicago Police Department, 38 people were shot in 32 separate incidents between Friday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 11:59 p.m.
A 39-year-old man was killed Friday night as he sat inside his car at a Humboldt Park gas station. According to police, at around 11:30 p.m. two men exited a white Chevy sedan in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue and fired multiple shots at the man, striking him in the chest. He was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two men were shot, one fatally, Saturday morning in the 9200 block of South Normal Avenue. The two men, aged 30 and 38, were sitting in a car around 7:45 a.m. when four unknown individuals approached and began firing in their direction. The 38-year-old man was struck in the head and hospitalized in serious condition. The 30-year-old was also struck in the head and was pronounced dead on scene.
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1600 block of North Mayfield on Saturday afternoon. Police said the man was found unresponsive on the sidewalk at around 12:15 p.m. He had been shot once in the chest and twice in his right leg, and was taken to Loyola Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Early Sunday morning, a 20-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 200 block of West 43rd Street. Police said the man had been walking on the sidewalk at around 12:45 a.m. when someone inside a white SUV opened fire, striking him multiple times in the torso. He was later pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
A 29-year-old man was also killed in a drive-by shooting just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. The man was sitting in a vehicle in the 8300 block of South Elizabeth Street when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside began shooting. The man was struck multiple times and died on scene.
At least 22 people have been killed in Chicago thus far in 2022, according to CPD data. That total is down about 27% compared to the same time last year.